Seaside Photography: how to photograph seabirds like a pro

Seaside Photography: how to photograph seabirds like a pro

Seabird ‘cities’ are the perfect way to improve both your wildlife photography skills and add some diversity to your seaside photography portfolio. In this post we explain how to photograph seabirds to create pictures with real impact.

10 common wildlife photography mistakes we’re all guilty of (and how to fix them)

How to set up a hide for wildlife photography: step 6

Wildlife photography is one of the most demanding subjects to photograph. The subjects are elusive, and the techniques require precision. But it’s not impossible.

In her latest post our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the most common mistakes that photographers make when shooting wildlife photography and gives some advice on how to overcome them.

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for wildlife photography

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for wildlife photography

In the fifth part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for wildlife photography. Getting sharp photos takes time to master, but here we show you all the best camera settings you should use to shoot both captive and wild animals to get great wildlife photos every time.

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

If you’re struggling to get close enough to your wildlife subjects to create images with any real impact, why not try digiscoping? In this quick guide we’ll show you how to use a spotting scope with your camera to nearly double your magnification.

How to photograph through a fence

Shoot through the fence

In the last of our three posts on improving pictures of birds of prey, we offer one of the simplest and most widely used bird photography tips of them all: how to photograph through a fence and make the wires disappear.

How to photograph birds in flight: practical advice for the non-tech obsessed

How to photograph birds in flight: step 2

In the second-part of our short series of top bird photography tips for taking pictures of birds of prey, we serve up a simple three-step guide to taking pictures of birds in flight.

Bird photography tips: how to shoot pin-sharp pictures of birds of prey

Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: step 8

Birds of prey are some of the most exciting wildlife subjects you’ll ever photograph, but their fast movements and the bright sky behind them pose big obstacles for photographers. Over the next three days we plan to offer our best bird photography tips for taking pictures of birds of prey.

In this first instalment we’ll explain how to shoot pin-sharp bird portraits, and our subsequent posts will offer bird photography tips for taking pictures of birds in flight and how to photograph through wire cages.

Photo Anatomy: capturing spectacular moments in the wild

Photo Anatomy: capturing spectacular moments in the wild

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work. In our latest instalment we look back at the runner-up in the prestigious Veolia Environement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2011, which was shot by then-16-year-old photographer Jamie Unwin. Here… Continue reading

How to photograph anything: best camera settings to use in any situation

How to photograph anything: best camera settings to use in any situation

Over the course of our new Shoot Like A Pro series we’ll show you the best camera settings to use to shoot a range of subjects within the genres of portrait photography, landscape photography, street scene, wildlife photography, close-ups and more.

To kick things off we’ll take a look at the common camera settings you’ll want to use every time you shoot and explain how and why you might want to change them.

Photo Anatomy: capturing un-tamed moments in the wild

Photo Anatomy: how a wildlife photographer captures un-tamed moments

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment award-winning wildlife photographer Bence Máté reveals how he captured a rare confrontation between a hummingbird and a snake.